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On November 24, 1991.

Freddie Mercury

On November 24, 1991, Freddie Mercury died aged 45. Being singer, songwriter and producer, he was best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and frontman of the band Queen. He wrote some of the band’s best known songs featuring “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions.”As a singer he had powerful vocal with over a four-octave range, and had unique stage appearance. In 1992, Mercury was awarded the “Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music”; in 2001,as a member of Queen, he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”; in 2002 Mercury was ranked at number 58 in the BBC’s poll of the “100 Greatest Britons”; in 2003 he was inducted in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”; in 2005 he was inducted in the UK “Music Hall of Fame”; in 2005, in “Blender” and “MTV2” pool, Mercury was voted the “Best male singer of all time”; in 2008, editors of the magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked Mercury at number 18 on their list of the “100 greatest singers ever” and in 2009, “Classic Rock” poll elected him the best rock singer of all time.

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On November 21, 1975.

Queen_A_Night_At_The_Opera

On November 21, 1975, “EMI” label released “A Night at the Opera”, the fourth Queen studio album. It was recorded August – November 1975, at the “Sarm”, “Roadhouse”, “Olympic Studios”, “Scorpio and Lansdowne”, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen. The album is named by the name of Marx Bros. movie “A Night at the Opera”. The album featured the song, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which went on to become band’s first UK number one and one of the best-selling singles in both the UK and the world. “Night at the Opera” has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals, piano, jangle piano and woodwind vocalizations
  • Brian May– guitars, ukulele, lead and backing vocals, toy koto , harp, orchestral backdrops
  • Roger Taylor– drums, percussion, lead vocals, brass vocalizations, backing vocals
  • John Deacon– bass guitar, double-bass, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • David Costa –art direction

Track listing:

  1. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To…) – Freddie Mercury
  2. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon – Freddie Mercury
  3. I’m In Love With My Car – Roger Taylor
  4. You’re My Best Friend – John Deacon
  5. 39 – Brian May
  6. Sweet Lady – Brian May
  7. Seaside Rendezvous – Freddie Mercury
  8. The Prophet’s Song – Brian May
  9. Love Of My Life – Freddie Marcury
  10. Good Company – Brian May
  11. Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddie Mercury
  12. God Save The Queen – arr. By Brian May